Careers

Working for the City of Pasadena is more than a job – it’s an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, we work hard to improve the lives of the people who live, work and play in the great City of Pasadena. We are a multi-industry employer offering exciting opportunities in a vast variety of jobs. We are always looking for talented and motivated people to join us. If you are looking to make an impact while enjoying a rewarding career, we invite you to review our current opportunities and apply for any that fits your skills, experience and interests.

Job Descriptions & Salaries

If you are interested in a job that is not currently being recruited for, fill out our online job interest card by clicking on the Job Descriptions & Salaries button below, click on the job title in which you are interested, and then on the ‘Notify me when this position becomes available’ link.

View Job Descriptions & Salaries

Employment Process

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The policy of the City shall be to provide equal opportunity to all persons and to prevent unlawful denial of opportunity to any individual because of race, gender, religious creed, sexual orientation, color, marital status, national origin, parental status, ancestry, disability (including AIDS), medical condition (cancer), or age.

Applications:

A completed official City application and any required supplemental material must be submitted and date stamped by the Human Resources Department by the deadline stated on the job announcement. A separate and complete application must be filed for each position.

Physical Requirements & Special Conditions:

Applicants must be free from conditions which would preclude satisfactory performance of the essential functions of the job for which applied. Subsequent to a job offer, the City of Pasadena requires a pre-employment physical and drug test consistent with current State and Federal law. Candidates will be examined by a City physician, at City expense, before appointment is approved. Candidates are cautioned not to resign or give notice to present employers until they qualify on the medical examination.

The City of Pasadena conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and workers with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs prior to the filing deadline.

Pasadena residency is a factor in making an employment offer, provided all other qualifications are equal amongst other candidates.

Many positions involve frequent travel to various sites and locations to fulfill job responsibilities and may require a valid California Driver’s License or other alternative transportation arrangements made by the incumbent. Verification of a valid license is required via a current DMV printout prior to appointment, and a safe driving record.

Veteran’s Preference Points:

For Open Recruitment, three additional points will be added to the passing score of Veterans who are honorably discharged with one year of active military duty. The DD214 form or other proof must be submitted at time of application.

Rideshare Program:

All City employees are required to register in the City employee rideshare program. Solo drivers pay a monthly Clean Air/Parking Fee.

Civil Defense:

In accordance with State law, all City of Pasadena employees are disaster service workers and may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty, in the event of a disaster.

Note:

The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

Typing Certificates

The Human Resources Department requires that a certified typing certificate be submitted along with a City Employment Application for all positions that specify a typing speed requirement. The certificate must be issued by an accredited school or agency and dated no later than one year prior to the final filing date listed on the job announcement.

The certificate must contain the following:

  • Agency’s official emblem
  • Name of applicant
  • Verification of a five minute testing process
  • Number of net words per minute
  • Number of errors
  • Date of certificate
  • Signature of person certifying the certificate
  • Address and telephone number of agency

Self-administered typing tests over the Internet will not be accepted.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that certificates issued by any agency including those listed below meet the requirements stated above.

Listed below are suggested local agencies, which provide typing certificates for your convenience. However, you are free to obtain certificates from other accredited schools or agencies.

Organization 5 Minute Exam Certificate Cost Hours
Foothill Workforce Investment Board
1207 E Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
626-584-8378
 yes yes  NO COST
*Must be testing for City of Pasadena.
 Monday – Friday
By appointment only
East San Gabriel Valley ROP – Career Services
1501 W Del Norte St Rm C4
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 472-5114
yes yes $15.00 Wednesday – Friday
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
By appointment only
Hart Employment
220 S. Kenwood Street
Glendale, CA 91205
(626) 405-0778
yes yes $15.00 Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
By appointment only
North-West College
530 E Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-5815
yes yes $10.00 Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 8:30 pm
By appointment only
North-West College – Glendale
240 N. Brand Blvd. Lower Level
Glendale, CA 91203
(626) 243-1131
yes yes $10.00 Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 8:30 pm
By appointment only
North-West College – West Covina
2101 West Garvey Avenue North
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 960-5046
yes yes $10.00 Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 8:30 pm
By appointment only
Olympic Staff Services
444 E Huntington Drive, Suite 101
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 447-3558
yes 3 certificates provided and eligible for 1 year of re-testing at no cost $20.00 (cash) Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
No appointment necessary

Classification & Compensation

Classification, Compensation, and Benefits

City of Pasadena

Pasadena Center Operating Company

Rose Bowl Operating Company

Employees of the Pasadena Center Operating Company and Rose Bowl Operating Company are not City of Pasadena employees and are not eligible for retirement or other benefits provided by the City of Pasadena. 

Personnel Rules